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obama and senator roger wicker. this move cummings just days after the letters were intercepted in mail sorting facilities for the white house, capitol hill. nbc's tracie potts has the details. >> reporter: richard what led them to mississippi, was the setting on not just two, but three letters wents too a mississippi judge, signing those letters to become a silent partner i am kevin curtis and i approve this message. that suspect called kevin curtis has been arrested in his home in tupelo, mississippi. the authorities were led there as a result of the investigation. three letters positive for the potentially dangerous and deadly substance ricin. wicker, president obama and the judge's all postmarked april 8th from memphis, according to authorities. what they don't know is why he did. there's little information, little evidence on what his motive could have been, what we do know, it's had a huge impact here on capitol hill. other offices including senator richard shelby checked after reports of suspicious packages. both here on capitol hill and back in local districts. nothing else foun
think the fact that we saw president obama come out very quickly after boston even though he clearly this was an ongoing situation to talk to the american people, it's something that president obama learned from george bush's mistakes after 9/11. >> we've gotten more resilient. one of the things that's changed after 9/11 all the tools, prosecutorial tools that we told the bush administration to go out and again. the public is very comfortable with. they're resilience is great. but we're much more comfortable with being surveiled. chris: aren't you amazed that we are? >> we forget about it. chris: we have surveillance camera across the street? >> i believe everywhere you go in a major city like new york city, you need to assume you're on some kind of a camera. >> we have not been aware of that. we are learning. chris: your paper by the way, reported this week that every second of the finish line of that, every square inch of that territory is on somebody's cell phone and they're going to accumulate it. >> and there's no privacy. let's face it. maybe that's going to be a warning to any
appreciate that. [ applause ] this is kind of interesting. president obama's half brother, malik obama, is running for governor in kenya. and unfortunately, his political opponents are now spreading the rumor that he was born in hawaii. [ laughter ] [ applause ] horrible, terrible. well, a new poll indicates that president obama is no better than george bush at protecting civil liberties. in fact, the pollster had some follow-up questions but split when he saw the drone fly overhead. [ laughter ] he got out of there. and took off -- and president obama has nominated walmart foundation president sylvia matthews burwell to be his next budget director. and she's a good fit 'cause walmart also heavily dependent on china. so, the two -- [ light laughter ] [ audience ohs ] see, this will -- yeah, this will fit nicely.
day. president obama coming to town, obviously to offer words of comfort but more than that, he offered words of resolve, resiliency and power to the people of boston and to people of the united states. this is president obama inside the cathedral of the holy cross. but today, this was an interfaith service. the president joined by first lady, michelle, as well as by boston and massachusetts political leaders. mr. obama had words of comfort for the victims and their families. he talked about the strength of america and how well we come together in these times of trouble and terror. and he spoke directly to the people of boston, words of inspiration to a city in need of them. >> we will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk and, yes, run again. of that i have no doubt, you will run again. >> reporter: outside the cathedral, a huge turnout. in addition to the more than 1,000 inside the cathedral, this was the largest public gathering in boston since the marathon. people telling me they just had to be here to show strength and solidarity. first, we'll hear from a santa cru
. >> tomorrow the sun will rise over boston. >> reporter: president obama in an all too familiar role of comforter-in-chief drew lessons from the marathon itself. >> scripture tells us to run with endurance the race that is set before us. >> reporter: the president also paid tribute to those who died. >> we come together to pray and mourn. >> reporter: in remarks laced with resolve in the face of an unknown enemy the president rallied boston and america to be undeterred. >> the world will return to this great american city to run harder than ever and to cheer even louder for that 118th boston marathon. >> reporter: as the crowd applauded and cheered, the president wiped away tears. later, he met with race volunteers to thank them. as boston tends to its emotional wounds, six people injured in the bombings remain in critical condition. the number still hospitalized, fewer than 60. >> in general, patients are getting better. we are happy with their progress. >> reporter: meantime, the beefed-up police presence in boston was ramped up even more for today's presidential visit. a reminder
that the new affordable health care law, commonly known as obama care, comes with a catch if you do not buy health insurance. we discovered that the tax man will play a role in enforcing the rules of the law. you may be surprised by the penalties if you do not play by the rules. >> few people outside lawyers and accountants know about it, but the irs will be charged with playing enforcer for president obama's new law and if you are not insured it will impact your tax return beginning in the year 2014 and beyond. >> today's decision was a victory for people all over the country. >> this is about freedom of choice. >> medicare, taxes are going up on everybody. >> affordable insurance. >> the obama care program. >> all the political noise surrounding the implementation of the new affordable care act has obscured some of the finer points how the new law will effect each of us. this is a senior program officer of health reform and public programs. you think bit, you think, okay, health insurance, nobody's favorite topic and tax's nobody's favorite topic and we are putting them together. >> not o
is preparing for the arrival of president obama who will attend an interfaith service tomorrow and preparing for what many know will be a long, difficult journey to recovery. in boston, vows of resolve today amid emotions that are still raw. a relieved 20-year-old sarah gerard left the hospital with her leg in a cast. >> i have a fractured shin bone and a fractured heel bone from the shrapnel that hit it. >> reporter: for liz norden, there is no relief. her two sons, paul and jp, each lost a leg and were burned. >> i'm waiting to wake up from this nightmare. i'm hoping it's not real. >> reporter: even secretary of state john kerry, massachusetts senator for 28 years, struggled as he testified before congress. >> you know, boston is not going to be intimidated by this. but we are going to find out who did this. >> reporter: boston is a city still on edge. a bomb scare forced the evacuation of the federal courthouse. and it is a city in mourning. boston university student lingzi lu identified as the third victim of the bombing. the 23-year-old graduate student from china was watching the marat
in spring city. no one was hurt. >>> well, president obama has invited all 20 female senators to dinner at the white house tonight. it's the latest get-together scheduled by the president in an effort to find common ground with congress. no word yet on just who has rsvp'd. >>> and new york mayor michael bloomberg wants to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21. it would be the strictest limit of any big city but would only affect purchases. it would not prohibit those younger from 21 from having or even smoking cigarettes. >>> no to what's moving your money. cnbc's courtney reagan is here. courtney, good morning to you. >> hi, richard. apple reports earnings today. with the stock dropping below $400 a share after peaking above 700 in september, you know it's the talk of wall street. apple still selling a record number of iphones and ipads, but growth is dropping amid competition. the fed gets seven big banks to rein in bonuses for executives who meet or exceed performance targets. "the wall street journal" reports regulars have been concerned since the financial crisis abou
. relieved citizens cheered in the streets. amazing sight. president obama appeared in the white house briefing room shortly after 10:00 p.m. to say thank goodness its over. certainly capturing the mood not only here in watertown but across this region. matt and savannah, back to you. >> where does this investigation go from here? nbc's justice correspondent pete williams has been working this story tirelessly around the clock. pete, good morning to you. >> matt, good morning. the justice department says it intends to put dzhokhar tsarnaev on trial in a regular civilian court using the rules that apply in any criminal trial and that's renewing a debate about how to try terrorists on american soil. as soon as he is physically ready, dzhokhar tsarnaev will be subjected to questioning by federal authorities but in the beginning he will not be given the usual miranda warning about the right to remain silent. instead, the government will invoke a rule that allows questioning a suspect without giving advice of rights. >> there is a public safety exemption in cases of national security and po
will treat this as an act of terror. president obama saying "we'll find out who did this and hold them accountable." flags were lowered to half-staff in d.c. and around the nation as the country mourns with boston. >>> at least one powerful image in this morning's papers is capturing the human toll of the attacks at the finish line. two men tending to a bloodied woman laying on the ground on boylston street. "the boston globe" calling it "marathon terror." "new york times," the paper's subheadlines calling it "panic at the finish line." "usa today," "terror returns." showing police officers rushing to the aid of an injured runner in the street. time now for a look ahead. there will be an update on the boston marathon bombings at 9:30 eastern this morning, and the boston celtics game against indiana has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. coming up later this morning on a special edition of the "today" matt lauer and lester holt are live in boston with all the late-breaking details on yesterday's deadly explosions. hear from a doctor who jumped in to help the wounded while waiti
. >>> and time now for a look ahead for you. tonight president obama once again has dinner with lawmakers, this time with 12 democratic senators. the white house says the president is building support for his proposals on the budget, guns and immigration. >>> and in illinois, a funeral will be held for a u.s. diplomat killed in afghanistan. 25-year-old anne smedinghoff died in a suicide bomb april 6th. >>> natalie morales is live in boston after the deadly marathon attack. and more of savannah's exclusive interview with president obama. keep it on this channel for more news, weather and sports. i'm richard lui. thanks for watching "early today" just your first stop of the day on your nbc station. have a good one. >>> she with was all smiles. couldn't have had a better daughter. >> as police continue to search for answers, we're learning new details this morning about the three people who died in the bombings in boston. we'll bring you the latest next. >> plus, we'll update you on the condition of the young martinez b boy. >>> outage affecting all of south santa clara county. when things c
of the town, but the talk of the nation. we begin with the attorney general. president obama sparked controversy over the remarks he made about her good looks. he did this talking to a group of supporters in front of supporters. he said she is the best looking attorney general. the white house went into damage control. the president then called the attorney general to apologize. he said they are friends and have enjoyed a close relationship for years, something miss harris also told us. you have a dynamic relationship with the president, with president obama dating back to back in chicago, before he was the president. if he were to call you now, how would the conversation go? tell me about your relationship with him. >> first and foremost, it's a relationship built on profound respect. there's a group of dynamic elected leader who is are finding each other and feeding off each other and working with each other. >> a friendship? is it more of a mentorship? >> a friendship. a friendship, a friendship. >> that was last month. she reiterated her long friendship with the president after h
putin spoke with president obama last night and the two leaders are discussing the importance of working more closely together on counterterrorism in the future. the fbi as you heard said after interviewing tamerlan at russia's request in 2011, they sought and failed to get more information from russia's intelligence and state security agencies, so a lot of questions still to answer. did these brothers join existing separate chechen factions? if so, why weren't they attack ing russian targets? why did they go after their new homeland, the u.s.? this is a big mystery. tonight the president is commending his federal officials, also state and local officials, but they are still asking why did someone who was already in the fbi's database get through the cracks. lester? >> all right, andrea mitchell, thank you. >>> the police department of watertown where this all ended is only about 60 officers strong and over the last two days, it was tested in ways that even the biggest police forces will rarely or ever experience. this afternoon, i spoke with watertown police chief ed devoe about the lar
connected to poison letters recently mailed to president obama and a u.s. senator. both those letters tested positive for ricin. ricin is a deadly poison made from castor beans. it can kill within 36 hours and there's no known antidote. an fbi spokesperson says at this point they don't believe the letters are related to the attacks in boston and what's happening there. >> new details and new accusations are being made tonight in the audrey pott case, this time against her school, saratoga high. pott is the 15-year-old girl who committed suicide. her family says it was as a result of a sexual assault and bullying at the hands of three male classmates. her family has just filed a claim which could be a precursor to a lawsuit against the saratoga union high school district. more live from san jose. >> reporter: good evening. this is what's called a governor claim. it is required if the family wants to pursue legal action against the school distribute t.outlines new allegations against school officials, some of which are shocking. the overriding accusation made by audrey potts' family against th
. after that, michelle obama went to several hospitals to visit with those injured. among them, aaron hern, who had been harmed in the blast. the first lady was seen at children's hospital today. she bought little replicas of bo, the white house dog. he has tubes removed and was able to sit up and talk. aaron was at the finish line waiting for his mother to finish when the bombs went off. >> now the event organizers reassessing their own security plans, trying to find the balance between keeping fans safe and deep keeping things as normal as possible. local teams are no exception. a live look at the hp pavilion, the sharks play tonight at 7:30. team officials say they're confident they can keep the fans safe using the security measures they already have in place. don't expect to see anything different tonight. that is not the case for the giants, starting tomorrow, the game at at&t park you will see different security measures in place. nbc's jodi hernandez is live outside the ballpark. and really, earlier is better. >> reporter: that is right, jessica. the giants will play at home tomorro
they were honored at fenway park and mentioned by president obama earlier this week. >> to watch it and to feel it and people finding their legs. we want to begin with the investigation into the boston marathon bombings. we're getting a new look at the final moments before the suspected bomber was captured. infrared video shows them moving inside the boat. a little later an explosion of a flash grenade is seen going off before agents took him into custody. federal charges could be filed against him as soon as today. now our national investigative correspondent michael isikoff continues to cover the story from boston. he is standing by now with the very latest. michael, good morning. good to see you. >> we could be learning a lot more about the boston marathon bombing when federal prosecutors file those criminal charges possibly as early as this morning, laying out some of the government's evidence against the surviving 19-year-old suspe. but, meanwhile, questions are mounting about how much the fbi knew before the bombing about his older brother, and alleged accomplice and whethe
about the bill. >> reporter: furious, president obama said the bill did not harm gun rights. >> this legislation met that test. and too many senators failed theirs. >> reporter: more anger erupted when a woman shouted at senators, shame on you. most republicans and four democrats from states with high gun ownership voted against expanding background checks. >> criminals do not submit to background checks now. they will not submit to expanded background checks. >> the way to stop violent crime is to stop violent criminals. >> reporter: the politics was about more than gun rights. later today, a bipartisan group of senators will roll out immigration reform. democrat senator joe manchin who fought hard to get enough votes on background checks found that with two politically hard votes, some senators chose immigration over guns. >> if you're looking at it and trying to evaluate it, they're saying maybe immigration and maybe guns on top of that might be too much for me to go home and explain. >> reporter: and many of those senators who voted no, toe me they had hearty most from t
. from the white house, president obama pledged to hunt down those responsible. >> make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: monday was patriots day in massachusetts, and the boston marathon is usually a day of celebration. for many, it will now be remembered as a day of shock, sorrow, and terror. with regard to that search warrant in revere, massachusetts, we're told there are no suspects. they talked to a few individuals. they'll be talking to a lot of people, the fbi noting that we may talking to you, your neighbor and your friends. to get to the bottom of this. people running public transit here, are being met some times by random searches. >> we'll be speaking to some eyewitnesss to this tragedy in a up coof minutes. >>> savannah, more coverage to you. we'll get to nbc justice correspondent pete williams. as i turn to you, this news conference is going on, we know that officials did conduct two bomb swe
news. >> thank you, cheryl. the white house put out this photograph today of president obama in the oval office on the phone with fbi director robert mueller. the president is being updated on the explosions in boston. with him in that briefing, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism and chief of staff. the white house increased its own security after today's explosion. secret service closing pedestrian access on pennsylvania avenue and putting up caution tape outside of the white house. now, the public can only get as close as lafayette park and only people with credentials can access the white house. >> let's bring in katie davis joining us from boston. this is one of the most joyous days in boston every year this happens. what happened tonight obviously so horrific. what's the scene there now where you are and what's the latest with the investigation? >> reporter: as you know, officials are asking everyone to stay home tonight if they possibly can but police, firefighters, federal investigators still out here on the scene. this is just blocks
to president obama that contained a poisonous substance called ricin. that's what a preliminary field-test revealed. the letter is undergoing testing to confirm the result. the letter was intercepted at a facility away from the white house. it comes a day after a letter sent to mississippi republican center roger wicker tested positive for ricin as well. that letter was intercepted at a senate mail facility outside of washington. the fbi says there's no indication of a connection to monday's boston marathon bombing. >>> right now a follow-up on a story we've been covering since yesterday morning. at&t says all cell phone and internet service has been restored to morgan hill and the gilroy area. crews have been working through the night trying to repair a fibre optic cable after somebody cut the line early yesterday morning. investigators say the vandal then fired a rifle at a pse&g substation. that caused a big-time oil leak in one of those transformers. >>> a family of nine in san mateo is lucky to be alive after a vehicle fire spreads to their home overnight and leaves behind a char
of the obama administration to take anyone like this who creates a crime in the united states and treat them in the regular civilian justice system. they will take him away. when the appropriate time comes, begin to question him. >> pete, i got an e-mail using a term of art in law enforcement. somebody said, remember, this is a federal show. >> meaning the fbi is in charge. we have already heard some members of the senate say this person should be declared an enemy combatant, not given miranda warning and should be subject to a military-style interrogation. the obama administration will never go for that. they believe suspects who commit crimes here should be treated in the criminal justice system. that's what they will intend to do. >> michael leiter who was, among other things, in the room the night of the bin laden raid when it was planned and orders carried out from the situation room. former head of counter terrorism for this country, michael, walk us through what is likely to happen now. what's the first set of official eyeballs that will sit down across from or ride with this suspect.
with suspected ricin to president obama. detectives arrested paul curtis in a department near the tennessee state line. the letter was intercepted today. yesterday the letterer was intercepted. in both cases the nobody was hurt. >>> six votes short. the senate failed to pass a compromise bill that would have expanded background checks. many gun control advocates were hopeful since the bill did not control the controversial ban. president obama clearly angered called today's defeat a shameful day in washington. >> most of these senators could not offer any good reason why we would want to make it harder for criminals to buy a gun. it came down to politics. >> the president voiced his disappointment surrounded by victims of gun violence including former congress woman gabrielle giffords and the families of the newtown massacre. all of them say they will try again. >>> new evidence that the u.s. army knew that a former soldier was a dangerous man. and yet the army allowed jeremy goulet to resign rather than prosecute him. investigators found probable cause to prosecute him for rapes in 2006. his com
critically injured in what amounted to your honor ban warfare, victims president obama remembered as he thanked the officers who were part of the investigation. >> we will determine what happened. we will investigate any associations these terrorists may have had, and we'll continue to do whatever we have to do to keep our people safe. >> reporter: officers and a community finally able to relax. >> it's a night where i think we're all going to rest easy. >> reporter: for thousands in the street tonight, that rest will just have to wait. in boston, nbc bay area news. >>> a million people terrorized by a single man considered to be extremely dangerous and on an unknown mission. just momentsing a, this picture released. the atf tells us, it shows authorities searching the 19 year old after his capture and after nearly 24 hours of being on the run. >> we're all taking cover behind the news vehicles. even the police are taking cover behind their cars. >> it was 10:30 on the east coast when an overrule was ambushed and killed. around 1:00 eastern standard time, police caught up with the car i
and was praying five times a day. she last spoke to him in february. >>> president obama went with his national security council at the white house, the team rev w reviewed events in boston for an hour and a half. the head of the cia and fbi briefed the president on the investigation and as well as the efforts to combat terrorism. they had remaining questions, including the one everyone is asking, what pushed the bombers to do it and what did they hope to accomplish? >> the events in boston plaped a role in the neighborhood response team or nert drill in san francisco today. the drills are held by the fire department several times a year and anyone can sign up for free. it covers everything from first aid and search and rescue to any type of disaster. today's drill was an earthquake drill, the bomtings in boston were on everybody's mind. 50 signed up last minute after the marathon. >> it brought more seriousness to the volunteers approach, maybe a casual approach, go to the drill. now there's a pressing urgency about keeping our skills fresh. >> the program is training 24,000 people since the
's more partisanship, more gridlock, more anger. >> president obama has done great things for this country. he hasn't brought the two sides together. he can point the finger at the republicans, but what does he lack in terms of not delivering cohesiveness here? >> i think the president has done almost as well as he could under the circumstances. it's a miracle he got the affordable care act through this congress. with the partisanship and the gridlock to get something like that done, amazing. >> he could be doing more to bring the two sides together? >> look, you could do more to try to socialize with members of the opposite party but i have been there. in fact, i have been there recently. i go to washington too often. i would rather not go to washington as often as i have to go there. there's no longer any kind of trust between the parties. there is a lot of distrust and it's not easy for a president to just snap his fingers and say everybody is going to be nice to each other. since he came into office, the republicans said almost nothing but no. >> what is the biggest misconception about
hospital, washington is debating how to handle his prosecution. while the obama administration has agreed to decllay a readingf the miranda rights, the administration is not going along with republicans who are calling for a change in the prosecution play book. >> this man in my view should be designated as a potential enemy combatant and we should be allowed to question him for intelligence gathering purposes. >> literally hundreds of terrorists, those accused of terrorism, have been successfully prosecuted and imprisoned in the united states using the same process that's being used in this case in boston. >> at the same time, lawmakers want to know a lot more about the suspect's dead brother, tamerlan tsarnaev traveled to russia for six months last year after he was brought to the attention of the fbi as a possible islamist extremist. this has added a sharp new angle to the debate over immigration reform. >>> we have new video to share with you tonight. this is home video obtained by nbc news showing surviving bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev competing in a wrestling match in 2009. he'
.s. is on the offense when it comes to china and cybersecurity. "the wall street journal" reporting the obama administration is considering several aggressive options to confront china ranging from diplomatic pressure to indicting chinese nationals in u.s. courts. officials tell "the journal" these options is not necessarily imminent, but they demonstrate how cybersecurity has become a central part of diplomacy. >>> and the dreamliner could be flying again within weeks. the faa has approved the aircraft maker's plan to fix its troubled batteries. >>> the top trending stories. plus the atf wants to know what caused a massive ferlt lieser plant explosion in texas. >>> and a funny car that provides anything but laughs in north carolina. details next. >>> more than four days after that huge explosion at a fertilizer plant in central texas, officials say everyone is accounted for. 14 people killed, 200 injured, and of the 14, 10 were first responders. gabe gutierrez reports from west, texas. >> reporter: new video of the damage in west, texas, after a fertilizer facility exploded in a blinding fir
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obama sent a message of solidarity and defiance. >> you want to know who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil? that's it. selflessly, compassionately, not afraid. >> reporter: the president's national security team told him today there's no evidence of a broader plot beyond yesterday's attack that he's calling terrorism. >> any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence did not detect the terror planning, says a lawmaker. he got an intel briefing last week. >> and there was no evidence of this at all. no intelligence that seemed to be out there. >> reporter: the top senate republican was critical. >> i think it's safe to say that for many, the complacency that prevailed prior to september 11th has actually returned. >> reporter: today, nervousness returns. false alarms at la guardia, boston and cleveland's airports. suspicious packages. reassurance from new york's mayor. >> we won't let the attack in boston keep us from our normal, daily routines. >> reporter: and most americans, seem to agree. >> reporter: two quic
commissions. so i can understand where president bush and president obama have given to the department of justice the authority to move forward with the type of process that we have going on today. >> do you have questions about the fbi's tracking of the older suspect here who is now dead and whether something was missed? >> of course i do. and i think we should is ask those questions. that's our responsibility. i listened to mike rogers and i thought it he laid it out as a former fbi agent himself what we were faced with when we were asked these hard questions. we have to make sure as well, david, we give to the intelligence and law enforcement agencies, federal, state, and local, the resources they need to keep america safe. we live in a dangerous world. we live, also, in a free and open society we value very much. forward to keep americans safe at the marathon, at every other public event, we need to invest the resources that are necessary for law enforcement. >> is that a call, in fact, for re-examination of whether additional resources are needed to look at home grown terror and t
obama was sworn in for the first time in 2009. dan bonngeno was the lead secret service agent as people packed the national mall in downtown d.c. a potential terrorist could have been hiding in plain sight. >> you can't guarantee anything. you reduce the probability to hopefully something minuscule so if something happens your response is enough to keep casualties to a minimum n times square 2010. a car bomb failed to explode and was disarmed before it could hurt anyone. two days later a pakistani-american was caught trying to board a flight to the middle east. big sporting events like the boston marathon had been viewed as inviting targets since 9/11. the marine corps marathon attracts 30,000 runners each year. super bowl organize ohhers are often criticized for too much security at the big game. and securing every possible public event that could invite an attack is respond reasonable. michaelle leiter was the counter terrorism director under president george w. bush. >> you can't protect all of the people at all of the large sporting events or any public gathering. that's the advanta
precious life is, what she witnessed and felt, she will never forget. >> george, thank you. president obama addressed the nation just hours after the boston explosions vowing that whoever is responsible will feel the, quote, full weight of justice. >> we still do not know who did this or why. people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. but make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this. we will find out who did this and why they did this. >> the president said there will be increased security around the country and that the federal government will support the city of boston in every way it can. >> the bombings in boston delayed several flights nationwide, including some heading into and out of the bay area. it also sparked a more visible police presence at our local airports. you can see the video here. officers started looking through trash bins for anything suspicious. >> we saw the police dog and we saw the guy on the motorized thing walking around and we seen a group of policemen standing there making their presence known, which is good. a whole lot of relief
moves into its fourth day, president obama and first lady michelle will arrive in town tomorrow. they'll be here for an interfaith church service to mourn the three people killed in the attacks. terry mcsweeney, nbc bay area news. >> we invite you to stay with nbc bay area news for all the latest on the developing investigation. we'll have more from boston in just a few hours on our morning show beginning at 4:30 a.m. you can get updates any time on our website at nbcbayarea.com. >>> the man who sent letters that tested positive for ricin is under arrest tonight. a law enforcement source says they arrested kenneth curtis who they believe is from tupelo, mississippi. roger wicker in mississippi received one of those letters believed to be curtis. lab tests are being conducted and results are expected in 48 hours. ricin is a highly toxic compound. >>> tonight new questions and accusations involving the 15-year-old girl who committed suicide after being allegedly sexually assaulted and bullied by three teenaged boys. they were all classmates at sarah toga high school. the los gatos schoo
these events. the question is will we hear from carney and president obama. we don't have the answer to those questions at had point in time. and i can tell you that the white house is being very careful about responding to these developments because they are evolving and changing before our eyes. so before the president or anyone from his team comes out and makes any remarks about this, they want to be absolutely sure they understand the situation and what is happening. just a little thing, i can tell you that ever since monday pennsylvania avenue has been closed off to foot traffic. it's always closed off to vehicular traffic. that has been the case since september 11th. the secret service that is out of an abundance of caution, but the district of columbia on heightened alert. >> kristen welker on the north lawn of the white house. the vehicular traffic actually goes all the way back to the federal building bombing. it was under the clinton administration they decided to block off the road. before we go to a break, briefly don barelli is with me. let's talk about the notion of accomplices.
gathering purposes. >> president obama has agreed to delaying miranda rights under public safety measure but rebuffing republicans calling nor for a change in the prosecutorial playbook. he became a u.s. september last year on september 11th. he has the constitutional right to be tried in a civilian court. >> literally hundreds of terrorists, those accused of terrorism have been successfully prosecuted and imprisoned in the united states using the same process that's being used in boston. >> reporter: at the same time lawmakers want to know a lot more about the suspect's dead brother tamerlan tsarnaev traveled to russia for six months after he was brought to the attention of the fbi as a possible islamic extremist. >> we want to know why after he was interviewed and after foreign intelligence service raises a flag on the individual, why he was allowed to travel abroad and yet there were no flags put on him overseas. >> law enforcement and intelligence agencies try to retrace the older brother's steps leading up to the bombing, all eyes are on boston where investigators hope they can get
hern, after first lady michelle obama, a group from oakland a's planning to stop by. players stopping in brandon moss and outfielder josh reddick. meantime doctors say aaron right now showing some pretty amazing progress in his recovery. that is great news. he is now off the tube. he is awake, alert, and talking. still no word yet on exactly when aaron will be able to get home. best wishes there. make sure to stay with nbc bay area for updates from boston on air and online. right now on nbcbayarea.com, helicopter video of friday's arrest in watertown, massachusetts. >>> back here in the bay area, a san jose woman accused of kidnapping an 11-month-old baby was back in court just about an hour ago. carla hernandez didn't enter a plea but we did learn more about the evidence the county will be presenting against her. nbc bay area's bob redell is live outside the hall of justice. bob, what's the latest with what's happening this morning. >> good morning, jon. the public defender waives the preliminary hearing right. she did ask the judge for more time to review the evidence against her in
much it cost atherton to protect president obama when he visited her earlier this month. the president attended two events in the upscale town. raked in more than $3 million. secret service, democratic national committee and the two households who hosted the private donner events. the president also stopped in san francisco, but city leaders there say they do not plan on charging him. >>> that new span of the bay bridge is months away from opening up, so is a brand-new bikepath on the bridge. most of it anyway. the first two-thirds of the pedestrian walkway and bike way will open september 3rd. that's the very same day caltrans plans to open up the new eastern span of the bridge. the old bridge is currently in the way of that remaining third of the bikepath, and it can't be removed until traffic is over on the new span. the full elect of the bikepath is not expected to be finished for about another two years. >>> two new bills could place a round of restrictions on teen drivers statewide if they are signed into law. one would apply to drivers who get their license at 18 or 19. those dr
a special visit from michelle obama. they released this photo. she brought little replicas of bo, the first dog, for aaron and his younger sister. he has now had all tubes removed and is able to sit up and talk. he was at the finish line waiting for his mother running the marathon when the bombs went off. >>> here in hayward, investigators are looking into a deadly crash involving a patrol car a male pedestrian and a female pedestrian were hit at mission boulevard and cherry way before 5:00 this morning. the man was killed while the woman was taken to the hospital. her condition is not known at this time. the coroner is headed to the scene. let's get a look at the traffic in that area and elsewhere with mike now. >>> good morning. because of that crash, we do have still the mission boulevard area closed. let me show you on the map. this is just south of 238 as you are coming through hayward. it is north of the hayward loop. mission boulevard is closed for two blocks between medford and blossom around cherry way. you are going to use foothill boulevard. know that will change things, speciall
. >> president obama addressed the nation shortly after 3:00 this afternoon our time. as we just noted the fbi is running this investigation and the president says the full federal government will be used to find the person responsible for this attack. we have more from chief investigative reporter tony kovaleski. i know you spend the day talking to your federal law enforcement sources across the country. >> we are hearing there was no active specific target in california that is receiving special attention but everyone stresses that all agencies remain on high alert status. one of the early keys is the fact that they did recover at least one device that did not detonate. that is key because they are skilled at reverse engineering these devices. we are told the sophistication will help determine the potential suspect or suspects. you can bet they are combing through every piece of video and video cameras in that area. federal agents are currently running down leads internationally and domestically and two sources said today is also tax day. we also confirmed there is no individual or individua
,000. that is how much it cost for police and other security to protect president obama when he visited earlier this month. the president attended two events and raked in more than $3 million. atherton plans to send invoices to the white house, secret service, democratic national committee and the two house holds who hosted the private donor event. the president also stopped in san francisco but the city does not plan on charging him. >> it shows the long roads i have taken to get back to where i am. >>> ahead at 6:00 expressing themselves in a new way. why local vets are turning to photography to help them find peace. >>> a controversial idea is gaining ground. why you can soon pay more to shop online. >>> and keeping kids safe. the potential changes to particular child care centers in california. look at them kids. [ sigh ] they have no idea what it was like before u-verse high speed internet. yeah, you couldn't just stream movies to a device like that. one time, i had to wait half a day to watch a movie. you watched movies?! i was lucky if i could watch a show. show?! man, i was happy to see
? >> sounds like something we wouldn't ordinarily be interested in. >> well, for one, obama is putting all this money to reverse-engineer the brain. you know, the brain is the most complicated object in the universe. but at the same time it's incredibly easy to fool. it has these shortcomings that can be exploited and this game we have these interactive experiments that do that to teach you about your brain. >> they say we only use a small percentage of our brain. >> that's actually a myth. we use all of our brains. we don't all use it well. but we use all of our brain. >> what does mr. deception have to do with the whole game? what do you do? >> i take advantage, kind of like hacking the mind. there's a lot of false assumptions we make every day. we apply our biases to do. i take advantage of that in a visual way, whether it be stealing something from you, or kind of showing you why critical thinking is important. >> so what is the show? so you turn on the tv and tell me what it is. >> so basically, the star of the show is your brain. we have these carefully designed interactive experimen
the white house a bill for $8,000. that's how much it cost to protect president obama when he visited earlier this month. the president attended two events in the upscale town and raked in more than $3 million. atherton plans to send in in voices to the white house, the secret service, national committee and two households which hosted the private donner events. the president also stopped in san francisco but city leaders there say they do not plan on charging him. >>> the new span of the bay bridge is months away from opening and so is the new bikepath on the bridge. most of it anyway. the first two-thirds is a pedestrian walkway. it will open september 3rd, the same day cal tran plans to open the eastern end. the old bridge is in the way of the remaining third of that bikepath. a good day for a bike ride. lets look at the forecast. >> in for christina loren this morning. a warm day. flags are something we're keeping an eye on in san francisco. it's blowing offshore. still talk about temperatures warming nicely first half of the day 67 san francisco, later on the coast cooler 72 in.
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